Course Overview

Not only is a career in childminding wonderfully fulfilling, it also allows you the ultimate freedom to work flexibly and earn an income from home without sacrificing a thing. As you watch children learn and grow, you’ll have all the fun of creating a stimulating, engaging childcare environment in which you can create precious memories they’ll cherish. If that sounds good to you, then our NCFE CACHE accredited home-based childcare qualification is ideal – best of all, there’s no work placement involved, and you can complete the entire course through distance learning.

Developed in collaboration with the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years (PACEY), on this course, you’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of child development. You’ll discover how to promote wellbeing and contribute to a child’s education through play and routine, as well as gaining essential knowledge of safeguarding and childcare legislation. Additionally, you’ll learn how to comply with taxation requirements, create a strong business plan, as well as register with the appropriate regulatory body.

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Course duration

12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

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On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

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The learning hours for this course are up to 60 hours, which is around 20 minutes per day for 6 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Course Outcomes

In 2015, NCFE acquired CACHE. As of September 2017, our CACHE courses will now be known as NCFE CACHE, and you will receive your certificate from both awarding bodies.

This qualification comes with NCFE CACHE Level 3 certification. NCFE CACHE have been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.

This qualification is suitable for learners wishing to work as:

  • Registered Childminders
  • Childminding Assistants
  • Nannies
  • Au Pairs
  • Other childcarers in home based settings

Further learning:

Although it does not provide direct progression, the subjects covered in this Award make a useful introduction to our Early Years Educator qualifications.

A paediatric first aid qualification is also a requirement of registration for any childminder. Learners may wish to consider the NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Paediatric First Aid.

Our course code
X343
Qualification Code
603/3642/0
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Preparing to Work in Home Based Childcare
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Entry requirements

Difficulty
Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English

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